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April 2019

Romance Languages and Literatures: Anthony Tamburri, “Italian-American Cinema: A More Focused Look”

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
112 Norton Hall

The Italian Student Association with the support of NIAF (National Italian American Foundation), the Italian Fund and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is pleased to welcome Anthony Tamburri, Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute (Queens College, CUNY) and Distinguished Professor of European Languages and Literatures. Tamburri will give a talk on Wednesday April 24 at 6 p.m. in Norton 112, “Italian-American Cinema: A More Focused Look” followed by light refreshments.

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Political Economy and Culture Research Workshop: Work-in-progress with Andrew Lison (UB-DMS), “New Media, 1989: Cubase and the New Temporal Order.”

April 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
1032 Clemens Hall

Andrew Lison (UB-DMS) presents "New Media, 1989: Cubase and the New Temporal Order." Please join us for a discussion/workshop of Andrew Lison's article and the larger book project from which it emerges, New Media at the End of History. His book proposal/project overview and article draft are available by request ( ARTICLE ABSTRACT: The year 1989 is well known as the moment, in Francis Fukuyama’s famous formulation, of the ‘end of history,’ but this development has rarely been considered in…

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“Courage and hope both teaching him the practice” (Twelfth Night 1.2.14): An Interactive Workshop in Teaching Shakespeare

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
120 Clemens Hall

Educator Dr. Peggy O’Brien and actor/director Michael Tolaydo have for many years collaborated in the public humanities mission of making Shakespeare accessible to students nationwide. In this workshop they will describe their work and show us how it is done. In addition to being the long-term Director of the Education Division of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Dr. O’Brien served for many years as the Vice President and Senior Vice President for Education of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and produced…

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Third Annual W. B. Yeats Lecture: Marjorie Howes, “Alchemical Yeats”

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
306 Clemens Hall

Marjorie Howes, Associate Professor in English and Irish Studies at Boston College, will be giving the annual W. B. Yeats Lecture, sponsored by the International Yeats Society and Joseph Valente, at 4pm on Monday, 29 April in Clemens 306. Her title is "Alchemical Yeats."

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PLASMA Series: Joan Hutton, CSC, “A Cinematographer’s Journey & the Story of ‘THE NEWSROOM’”

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
112 Center for the Arts (Screening Room)

Cinematographer Joan Hutton csc was born and raised in southern Ontario. She completed her education at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto and immediately began work as director of The Rise and Fall of Nina Polanski, a highly regarded animated film produced by the National Film Board of Canada. She was one of Canada's first woman cinematographers. She is the first woman to be awarded the prestigious csc by the Canadian Society of Cinematographers. She was president of the Canadian Society…

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Digital Dialogues featuring Danielle Rosvally (Theatre & Dance) and Sarah Handley-Cousins (History)

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
6 Norton Hall

Save the date! The Digital Dialogues series highlights ongoing digital scholarship across campus by faculty, staff, and students, bridging the disciplines to spark conversations on creating and using digital tools in higher education, both in and outside of the classroom. The series is hosted by the UB Libraries and organized by Heidi Dodson and Rachel Starry, the libraries' postdoctoral fellows. All are welcome; please join us for the conversation!

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May 2019

New Faculty Seminar: Meredith Conti, “Bullets Over Broadway: Four Guns That Shaped the American Musical”

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
830 Clemens Hall, University at Buffalo
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Employing four incendiary examples of onstage gun use from within the American musical canon, theatre historian Meredith Conti appraises how the popular performance genre variously reinforces and resists enduring tropes imbedded within the nation’s gun culture. In particular, Conti considers the centering and decentering of the country’s naturalized gun handler—the white, Christian, cisgender man—within the musicals’ narratives and spatiotemporal settings, as well as the ways in which theatre artists have utilized the American gun, an object of profound material, political,…

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Spring 2019 New Book Celebration: Celebrating Recent Publications by Former HI Faculty Fellows

May 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
904 Clemens

Join the UB Humanities Institute as we gather for our annual celebration of new publications by former Faculty Fellows. Light fare and refreshments offered, free and open to the public. This year's celebration features: Andreas Daum (History), Alexander von Humboldt (Publishers C. H. Beck, 2019) and The Second Generation: Émigrés from Nazi Germany as Historians, with a Biobibliographic Guide. (Paperback edition, with Hartmut Lehmann and James J. Sheehan, eds., Berghahn Books, 2018) Carolyn Korsmeyer (Philosophy), Things: In Touch with the…

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Scholars@Hallwalls: Dimitri Anastasopoulos, “Oia: Perils of American Tourist Children in Greece”

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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Dimitri Anastasopoulos, Associate Professor of English and HI Faculty Fellow Oia: Perils of American Tourist Children in Greece (a docufiction) incorporates political analysis of the Greek economic and political crises (2008-2018) together with nonfiction travel writing, cultural critique, and a recasting of Plato’s Cave. Fictional narrative in Oia also sits in with a range of cultural narratives, political arguments, and social discourses, which have come to dominate the story of Greece in the last decade. While exploring the use of…

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Madness, Violence, and Technologies of Care: A Symposium

May 8 @ 10:45 am - 5:00 pm
330 Student Union (UB North Campus)

Featuring Jesse Miller Lisa Diedrich Martin Summers Lisa Johnson Susan Cahn Jessica Lowell Mason Kathleen Brian Michael Rembis Wendy Gonaver Schedule Welcome – 10:45 AM Panel 1 – 11 AM – 12:30 PM | Communities of Care Jesse Miller, Books as Technologies of Care In this talk, I will examine the role that librarians in the US played in the emergence of the book as a technology of care, a tool for improving the mental health of individual patients and…

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